From Marrakech: 2-Day Desert Excursion

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Discover the beauty of the Atlas Mountains and the desert on a 2-day trip from Marrakech. Visit Ait Ben Haddou, watch the sunset on a camel ride, camp in the dessert and savor breakfast and dinner.

Highlights

  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou, and see why this has been home to so many moves over the ages
  • Take a camel ride watching the sunset over the dunes
  • Stay in a traditional Berber tent, and dine with the families there
  • Explore the Draa valley and see the 11 million Palm Tres planted there
  • Visit the kasbah of Taourirt

Description

Pass thorugh stunning valleys and the Atlas Mountains on this 2-day trip from Marrakech. Travel through the Draa valley to Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate. Stay overnight in a desert camp in Zagora, ride a camel in the Sarhara, and enjoy a delicious dinner and breakfast. Day 1: Depart early in the morning from Marrakech. Be stunned by the valleys and hills as you travel 7400 feet up in your air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive at the ksar (fortified city) of Ait Ben Haddou, which is located along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Capture pictures of the city of Ait Ben Haddou which has served as the backdrop for films such as “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Time Bandits”, “Kundun”, “The Mummy”, and many more. See why it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1989. Stop to purchase lunch at a local restaurant. Drive to Ouarzazate which home to film studios and famous sandstone buildings and desert scenery. Cruise through the inspiring Anti Atlas Mountains (Tizi N Tnifift), as well as lush valleys of Agdz and the Draa valley. Arrive in Zagora and ride a well-trained camel through the desert as the sun sets over the sand. Stop at your campsite and tuck into a hearty dinner before sleeping like a local in an authentic Berber tent. Day 2: Wake up in the early morning to enjoy the sunrise before taking a fresh shower and eating some breakfast. Ride your camel back to Zagora where you will meet your driver. Travel back to Ouarzazate by car, though Draa valley and anti Atlas mountains. Stop in Ouarzazate for 40-minutes and have the opportunity to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt or the museum of cinema. Enjoy lunch in Ouarzazate and return to Marrakech where the tour concludes. Your arrival in Marrakech is scheduled for 6:00 PM.

Includes

Transportation from Marrakech Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option chosen) Driver 1 night in a desert camp Dinner Breakfast Camel trekking (1 camel per person)

Important Information

  • With the shared tour option, you might be traveling with people of different nationalities and a multilingual driver
  • It is recommended that you have a phone available in case there is any setback
  • Children under 4 years of age are not admitted on the shared tour.

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